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Genetics

25 June 2019

WATCH: Despite numerous surgeries, the Bangladeshi ‘Tree Man’ is in so much pain, he rather wants his hands amputated

A Bangladeshi known as the "Tree Man" because of the bark-like growths on his body says he wants his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain.

Abul Bajandar suffers from a rare genetic condition, epidermodysplasia verruciformis, which results in bark-like growths on his hands and feet. Despite 25 surgeries since 2016, Bajandar, known as the “Tree Man”, says he is in too much pain, and wants his hands amputated.

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